Building better neighbourhood connections – Wollongong

Council has opened another round of its Connecting Neighbours Grants in recognition of the importance of building strong community connections.

The grants will allow individuals and community groups to apply for money to fund a great idea that hopes to make Wollongong neighbourhoods a better place to live.

Community members can apply for a grant of up to $250 for project ideas within their neighbourhood or social group, or up to $1000 for projects that have the support of an incorporated supporting organisation.

“It is now more important than ever to find creative ways to connect and develop relationships with the people around us,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“These grants offer an opportunity to strengthen community relationships, support our most vulnerable and tackle loneliness. We’re looking for applications which will bring people together and help neighbours get to know each other.

“Good neighbourly relations and connections are the basis of a safer and more cohesive community – especially when someone is in strife, needs assistance or in emergencies. It’s another way to make a city that’s more liveable and secure.”

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